(Book Review / 感想) Olive Kitteridge / Elizabeth Strout

2019-02-17 12.53.35 1.jpg

This book is about an ordinary woman in a small town in coastal Maine named Olive Kitteridge. What does it mean to live and get older? This book gave me ideas about the beauty and cruelty of aging and made me think a lot about how I want my life to be like.


All the characters in this book were somewhat unlikable because their personalities were depicted so realistically. No one is perfect, that is the truth of being human. Everyone has their negative aspects and everyone can be very self centred. Thus this very very unlikable main character Olive was so convincing and she turned out to be such a powerful heroine in this story about life and love.


My understandings of the characters deepened as I read more chapters, more pages.


It was hard to put down, I almost wanted to keep reading on and on. I even started crying just a little bit, especially in the last half of the book.


I am sure that this will become one of those important books I will remember the most in the future.




More reviews available on my book blog Intermission Ambience
書評ブログの Intermission Ambience にも本のレビューを書いています。あわせてぜひご覧ください!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Looking for Something?